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Old 12-16-2013, 10:29 AM
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Winmax Brakes Pads from Go Tuning Unlimited

We have tested these pads on all our shop cars with great results.
Winmax is also the official supplier of brake pads and fluid to the Spoon Sports race team.
They have great performance, very little dust (compared to other race pads), easy on rotors, and are very affordable.

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A little info about Winmax:
Established in 1984, WINMAX CORP. is one of the leading performance and racing brake parts manufacturers in Japan. As a subsidiary of OEM supplier MK Kashiyama Corp., Winmax has delivered a combination of racing passion and meticulous engineering for decades. Used by top motorsport teams in road racing, rally racing, gymkhana, autocross, and time trials, Winmax brake pads have been rigorously tested in competitive racing environments throughout the world.

Our Recommendation for S2000's based on our tests:
W1: for OEM replacement street only use.
W2: for aggressive street use, canyons and winding roads.
W3: for aggressive street / light track use.
W4: for dedicated track pad. HPDE track days.
W5: for R-Compound or slick tires and those who like a very strong initial bite.


W1
The W1's non-steel material brake pads are a perfect upgrade from factory for the drivers that needs increased stopping power. Using an effective brake pad compound, the W1 works instantly from ambient temperatures and provides long lasting pad life and rotor wear.

W2
Versus the W1, the W2 has a slightly higher temperature range and coefficient of friction for increased braking power. This is a performance brake pad designed for those that enjoy sporty driving without the harsh characteristics and high wear associated with a typical full racing brake pad.

W3
These specially formulated pads still minimize brake dust and noise emissions while providing the best brake control. The W3 is the ideal choice for those who want to maintain great rotor and pad wear without compromising performance.

W4
By incorporating low levels of steel material into the brake pad composition, increased effectiveness and brake control were enabled. The W4 is a conservative yet powerful circuit pad for virtually any type of racetrack.

W5
Made with high steel ingredients but perfectly balanced for large circuit racing, the W5 is the choice for seasoned track enthusiasts. Recommended for dedicated racecars where protection against extreme brake fade is required.

W6
The W6 excels most at higher temperatures, especially made for harsh motorsport conditions such as rally racing. A linear braking output can be experienced as more force is applied as well as increased brake control at higher speeds.

W7
Professional class brake pads that have the highest heat tolerance and effectiveness as well as break-neck coefficient of friction stopping power. These pads are also designed to work with race vehicles with deleted master cylinders.

WE1
Targeted for endurance races lasting up to 3 hours, the WE1 is a high steel brake pad that retains stable braking performanc continuously. The special material compound excels against brake fade while retaining great stopping power and control throughout its use.

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Winmax pads and fluid were used on our Spoon Sports CR-Z during the 25Hrs of Thunderhill. We used the WE1 endurance pad and managed to run the entire 25 hour race without having to change pads or fluid!

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Winmax is the official supplier of the Spoon Race Team.

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Old 12-16-2013, 08:52 PM
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would love to hear more reviews on these pads. Do the *W3* pads squeal or emit any noises during any city driving?? I dont track often (2 HPDE a year at most with about 8autox) and would like a better performing pad that can take the heat over the stock setup. I know it would be ideal to have a dedicated track only set of pads but I would rather not deal with swapping pads and having money sitting there if Im not going to use it as it should.
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Originally Posted by Carbon Blue View Post
would love to hear more reviews on these pads. Do the *W3* pads squeal or emit any noises during any city driving?? I dont track often (2 HPDE a year at most with about 8autox) and would like a better performing pad that can take the heat over the stock setup. I know it would be ideal to have a dedicated track only set of pads but I would rather not deal with swapping pads and having money sitting there if Im not going to use it as it should.
Most of the Winmax pads (including race compounds) surprisingly don't make much noise when they're bedded in and that's the way we've tested them so it's difficult to say whether they will start making a little bit of noise once the transfer layer is worn off during cold street driving.
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Official supplier for Spoon? Good enough for me lol but still interested in hearing more about any potential noises. How is the pricing?
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Cool!
Does winmax offer pads for those of us with Accord caliper conversion?
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Originally Posted by s1mba View Post
Official supplier for Spoon? Good enough for me lol but still interested in hearing more about any potential noises. How is the pricing?
The street pads (W1, W2) have very little to no noise. Retail pricing ranges from $95 for W1 pads to $175 for W4 track pads.
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Originally Posted by IMC View Post
Cool!
Does winmax offer pads for those of us with Accord caliper conversion?
Yes they do!
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Originally Posted by GoTuningUnlimited View Post
Originally Posted by IMC' timestamp='1387521850' post='22931456
Cool!
Does winmax offer pads for those of us with Accord caliper conversion?
Yes they do!
good news

to what Carbotech pad compound you think W4 should be compared to?

is it easy to clean their dust?
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